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Summary of differences when using old gopro battery vs gopro 8 new battery?

So apparently some features of the gopro 8 don't work with the old battery. Can anyone quickly summarize or list what those functions are? (The ones that dont work with old gopro battery that is)

 

Thanks,

Jeff

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Re: Summary of differences when using old gopro battery vs gopro 8 new battery?

Old batteries will work in HERO8, but it may cause slight instabilities in the higher modes with HyperSmooth such as 2.7K-120, 1080-240, and any of the high resolution modes combined with HyperSmooth High/Boost.

The key word here is MAY.

It's not even that they wont work, but that there is a higher likelihood of a glitch or momentary lapse of high performance with the Hypersmooth 2.0 BOOST.

Most likely you will only experience differences in situations like Hot/Cold weather, when the camera is warm from extensive recording, and/or when the battery level is low.

All that being said, I ordered an extra HERO8 battery. Why not. With GoPro Plus it's only $9.99.
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Re: Summary of differences when using old gopro battery vs gopro 8 new battery?

How do you get the new batteries (Hero 8) for $10. Mine currently shows them at $19.99 and the discount for Go Pro Plus does not include batteries. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.